UT - MUO Merger

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Web site holds information for public
Toledo Blade, Feb. 9, 2006
The University of Toledo and Medical University of Ohio have established a Web site they say will help keep the public informed utongoing merger discussions between the two universities.

Committee unanimously sends UT-MUO merger legislation to full House for vote
UT News, Feb. 8, 2006
The bill that would merge the Medical University of Ohio and The University of Toledo was passed unanimously out of the Ohio House of Representatives Finance Committee Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Groups formed to ease merger: Independent Collegian, Feb. 6, 2006
Officials from UT and MUO have formed work groups to aid in the transition of the two universities into one entity, should the merger be approved by Ohio legislature in the spring.

Ribeau laments drop in higher-ed funding
But BGSU chief is upbeat about his institution: Toledo Blade, Feb. 4, 2006
Bowling Green State University President Sidney Ribeau yesterday warned that continuation of a decade-long trend of diminishing funding for higher education from the state would increasingly hinder all colleges and universities in Ohio.

UT, MUO establish groups to discuss transition process: UT News, Feb. 1,2006
Optimistic that the Ohio General Assembly will ultimately vote to approve the merger of The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio at Toledo, Dr. Dan Johnson, UT president, and Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, MUO president, are planning the transition process and have identified chairpersons to lead transition committees across the spectrum of University activities.

UT, MUO unions support merger
Agreement pivotal for proposed plan: The Blade, Feb. 1, 2006
The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio have reached agreements with their two largest unions for nonteaching faculty, clearing the way for the unions' support of the proposed merger of the two institutions.

Universities and unions sign pact on combination
MUO Monitor, Jan. 31, 2006

Jacobs ready to take over: Independent Collegian, Jan. 26, 2006
When Lloyd Jacobs, president of MUO, takes over for UT President Dan Johnson in July, he plans to make some changes.

State panel mulls UT-MUO merger
Union reps seek answers at House hearing: The Blade Jan. 25, 2006
A House committee yesterday began consideration of a bill approving the merger of the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio, despite questions about how it would affect employee unions and their contracts.

State of the City Speech: WTVG Channel 13, Jan. 25, 2006
Toledo mayor Carty Finkbeiner is calling for a renaissance.
He delivered his state of the city address Monday night from UT's Nitschke Hall.
He welcomed the proposed merger between the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio. He called the economy his bread and butter issue.

Finkbeiner Delivers State of the City Address: WTOL Channel 11, Jan. 25, 2006
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner laid out ambitious plans for Toledo and the surrounding area in his first State of the City address of his third term as mayor. Finkebeiner delivered the speech with gusto, and many who watched told News 11 that energy is why they like Carty.

UT, MUO faculties form task force on academics
MUO Monitor, Jan. 24, 2006

UT leader says merger plan may shift programs to MUO: The Blade Jan. 20, 2006
The president of the University of Toledo revealed some new details about the proposed merger of his institution with the Medical University of Ohio in his annual State of the University address on campus yesterday.

Ohio House bill advances plan for UT-MUO merger
Measure by 2 area lawmakers saves cost issues for later talks: The Blade Jan.20, 2006
Toledo lawmakers yesterday hoped for swift passage as they introduced a bill that would grant the state’s blessing on the marriage of the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio.

Bill Introduced for combination of MUO, UT
MUO Monitor, Jan. 20, 2006

Editorial: Some MUO employees skittish about merger: Toledo Free Press, Jan. 18, 2006
The pending partnership between UT and MUO will affect thousands of people who are employed by the entities.
Several MUO and UT employees have contacted Toledo Free Press to comment, but wish to remain anonymous. We have a policy of not using off-the-record sources in our news reporting, but these opinions shed some insight into the two cultures.

UT, MUO prepare institutions for merger: Toledo Free Press, Jan. 18, 2006
Officials at UT and the Medical University of Ohio are hoping on July 1 they can change the rules of basic addition.

UT-MUO merger a giant step forward: The Blade Dec. 19, 2005
The University of Toledo and Medical University of Ohio, two of the premier institutions in our part of the state, are planning a merger. Talk of a merger brings back painful memories from the not too distant past when both of these institutions and their compliant boards were led by delusional presidents down primrose paths to greatness and grandeur. The resultant crash was loud enough to be heard all over this town.

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